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    Overland Travel Adventures

    Pack for a Purpose does not condone visiting orphanages, as this can often lead to negative impacts on children. The accommodation or tour company working with the orphanage will deliver the supplies in a coordinated and respectful way so that the children can benefit from them. Your generosity is not diminished because you do not interact with the children.

    Project #1

    Kiota orphanage supports 20 children ages 4 through 14 years old. We provide children of Thika a better future by offering them better shelter, healthy food, medical attention and decent education. We are establishing that through our children’s home where they have healthy food, clean water, clothing, medical attention, education and loving care

    Project #2

    Amani Kibera is a community library in the Kibera slum in Nairobi. Kibera is the largest slum in East Africa with population estimates ranging from 500,000 to 2 million. Students struggle to study at home due to lack of lighting (no electricity) and large families living in one room making it difficult to concentrate. The library provides a space for students to access a quiet place, tutoring, computers with internet access, and reference books.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of February 1, 2023
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.